Meet Dr. Kenneth S. Lahr, D.D.S.

Dr. Kenneth Lahr is the owner and practicing dentist of West Ranch Dental Center. He credits his interest in dentistry to his grandfather, who was also a general dentist. For Dr. Lahr, owning his own practice is exciting and interesting, and he enjoys meeting new people and catching up with his returning patients.

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Our Team

West Ranch Dental Center

 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Kenneth S. Lahr, DDS

 Dr. Kenneth S. Lahr, DDS

Hello! My name is Dr. Kenneth Lahr, and I am the owner and practicing dentist for the West Ranch Dental Center. I graduated from the University of Illinois Dental School in 1991, and served my General Practice Dental Residency at St. Joseph's hospital from 1991-1992.

My wife Kathy and I have three children, Lauren (age 21), Meghan (age 18), and Ryan (age 16). So I am spending many of my weekend hours attending swim meets, soccer and tennis games!

When not going to kid's activities, I like the outdoors. I enjoy biking, hiking, camping, rafting, and snowboarding as much as I can.

I credit my interest in dentistry to my Grandfather, who was also a general dentist, and to my desire to experience the variety and excitement of owning my own business.

Julie - Registered Dental Hygienist

 Julie - Registered Dental Hygienist

Julie is one of our 3 registered dental hygienists. She has been practicing dental hygiene for 25 years and has been with Dr. Lahr for over 13 years! For Julie, one of the most rewarding things about working at West Ranch Dental is having such a great team and Dr. Lahr keeping up with all the latest and best technologies. She loves working with new and different techniques and tools.

In her free time, she enjoys almost anything outdoors like hiking, rafting, golfing, and snow-shoeing! Julie is a die-hard sports fan especially the Broncos! She also loves to cook and spend time with her husband and 2 dogs. 

Sherilyn - Registered Dental Hygienist

 Sherilyn - Registered Dental Hygienist

Sherilyn will take care of your teeth cleanings and provide you with information that will help you with good oral hygiene and preventive care. She will also explain the best ways to promote gum health and tips that you can do to keep your teeth and gums at their best.

She is concerned about the health of not just teeth, but also the gums, bone and supporting structures of the teeth. People lose teeth due to periodontal disease more than any other reason.

Sherilyn is highly trained and has the skills and experience to provide our patients with optimum treatment. She is trained in laser treatment for periodontal pockets, oral cancer screening using the Velscope light, and the Diagnodent cavity detecting machine. She is also trained in digital x-rays and fluoride treatments for kids and adults.

Her goal is to work as a team with you to help you achieve a beautiful bright smile with healthy teeth and gums.

Beth - Registered Dental Hygienist

 Beth - Registered Dental Hygienist

Beth is one of our 3 registered dental hygienists. She has been practicing dental hygiene for 30 years and has been with Dr. Lahr for over 11 years! For Beth, one of the most rewarding things about working at West Ranch Dental is the team is like family and we really enjoy working together. Dr. Lahr is also great about keeping us up on continuing education and it is very rewarding to know we offer the best service possible.

When Beth is not here taking care of your teeth, she enjoys spending time with her husband Bob and three kids Ryan, Warren and Brooke. They love camping, water-skiing, skiing, hiking and anything outdoors.

Sharon - Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Sharon’s primary duty includes assisting the doctor during your dental treatment.

She will prepare the treatment rooms by cleaning and sterilizing after every patient. She will sterilize all of the dental instruments for your exam as well as assist the doctor in all aspects of your treatment. She will also help to explain your treatment and answer any questions you may have.

Sharon’s focus is to provide you with the best dental experience possible.

Micah - Dental Assistant

 Micah - Dental Assistant

Micah is one of our dental assistants and has been with us since May 2015. Starting out here as an extern, she officially joined our team full time in September. Ever since Micah was a child, she has had a passion for the dental field, thanks to her mom who was also in the business. She says that the most rewarding thing about working with West Ranch Dental is there is always room for growth and she is always learning new things and has the opportunity to succeed. She loves that the team works together well and is like family. She looks forward to this rewarding career ahead of her and hopes for many more years in this field.

Micah is a Colorado native. She grew up here and still lives in the area. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Anthony, their dog and families. She also enjoys singing and drawing when the mood strikes!

Mary - Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

 Mary - Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Mary is one of our dental assistants and has been in the dental field for 11 years. She has been with the West Ranch Dental team for over a year now. For Mary, one of the most rewarding things about working here is she loves people and feels very lucky to work with such a great team.

Mary is a Colorado native and when not at the office, she enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend and their bulldog Brutus. They enjoy hiking, and riding motorcycles.

Alexis - Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

 Alexis - Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Alexis’ primary duty includes assisting the doctor during your dental treatment. She will prepare the treatment rooms by cleaning and sterilizing after every patient. She will sterilize all of the dental instruments for your exam as well as assist the doctor in all aspects of your treatment.

She will also help to explain your treatment and answer any questions you may have. Her focus is to provide you with the best dental experience possible.

Randi - Scheduling Coordinator

 Randi - Scheduling Coordinator

Randi is the first smiling face that you see when you walk into this beautiful facility! Randi has been with the practice since the summer of 2011. She can help you answer any scheduling and insurance questions or concerns. For Randi, what is most rewarding about working for West Ranch Dental is not just that Dr. Lahr is incredible, but the team is like family and you can count on hearing lots of laughter coming from the front desk!

Randi was born in Idaho, but grew up here in Conifer so it is home to her. She has been in the dental field for over 5 years.

Randi is the resident music fanatic and loves going to shows, especially at red Rocks, and enjoys an occasional dance club night. She also enjoys spending time at home with her 8 year old son Caden. They like to go sledding, paddle boarding and rollerblading.

Desiree - Financial Coordinator

 Desiree - Financial Coordinator

Desiree, a Denver native, started in the dental field after following a family line in healthcare. She started out as a dental assistant after attending dental assisting school over 16 years ago at the age of 17! She was cross-trained for the front office and found a real passion for helping people understand their insurance and help find ways, financially, to get the needed treatment. For Desiree, the most rewarding part of her job is working for such a great dentist and her 2nd family/team. She also loves getting to know the patients. The team and patient’s can always count on her for a good laugh!

When not at the office, Desiree enjoys spending time with her 11 year old daughter Azaylia and their 2 dogs Bruno – an English bulldog and Lola – a Boston terrier. They enjoy going to movies, outdoor activities and music festivals. Desiree is also a makeup artist in her spare time!